The Denver Broncos kick off mandatory minicamp next week, and all eyes will continue to be on the team’s quarterback position, but who are three players Broncos Country should keep their eyes on that don’t play QB?

Denver Broncos Minicamp: Three players to watch

This exercise seems like a great way to focus on the Denver Broncos’ ongoing quarterback competition, but that would be too easy. Of course, everybody will have their eyes on Bo Nix, Jarrett Stidham, and Zach Wilson, but there are other players who deserve attention and focus this week.

Courtland Sutton returns to practice this week

Courtland Sutton is making his return to practice this week, ending his holdout from the team’s voluntary offseason program.

Denver’s top veteran wide receiver will now begin developing chemistry with Bo Nix, Jarrett Stidham, and Zach Wilson as the first step toward training camp officially kicks off. On top of that, Sutton returns to a room featuring the return of Tim Patrick and Marvin Mims.

This trio will likely be the team’s top three receivers in 2024, and the addition of Josh Reynolds helps make the room even more talented on paper.

After hauling in 10 touchdowns last season, Sutton will look to continue to produce at a high level despite his ongoing contract situation with the team. There is an internal belief that both sides will come to terms on something that makes sense for each party.

P.J. Locke and Ja’Quan McMillian in the Broncos secondary

There’s a lot of youth and enthusiasm inside of the Denver Broncos secondary. A lot of that is led by Patrick Surtain II, P.J. Locke, and Ja’Quan McMillian.

Surtain will be relied upon heavily this season to become even more vocal after the departure of Justin Simmons, but Locke and McMillian can also help establish their voices even further.

Locke is expected to be the veteran voice at safety, and McMillian has been an early star during OTAs. Last week during practice, Locke intercepted Zach Wilson during team drills while McMillian continued to make plays in the passing game, playing in the slot and on the outside.

With media gaining access to all three days of practice next week, these are the players we’ll have our eyes on.